Be careful, if you are breaking the odd-even road rationing rule as then you have to pay a high fine of Rs 20,000; see all the related rules here
New Delhi, Sep 19: Delhi motorists may have to pay Rs 20,000 for odd-even violation: Violation of the odd-even road rationing rule, scheduled to kick in from November 4 in the city, will invite a fine of Rs 20,000 as per the amended Motor Vehicles Act, officials said on Thursday.
The odd-even scheme involves plying of vehicles on alternate days as per the last odd or even digit of their registration numbers.Earlier, when the odd-even scheme was imposed by the Delhi government in January and April 2016, the violation was punishable with a fine of Rs 2,000.
However, a final decision on the size of penalty has not been made since the notification of compoundable offences under the amended MV Act is yet to be notified by the Delhi government, an official said.
"The government is authorised to reduce the amount of fine which it may or may not do, " said the official. Under Section 115 of the MV Act, violation of the odd-even rule is a traffic offence for which the fine amount has been raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 after amendment which came into effect from September 1 this year.Earlier, the Act stated that the penalty was a minimum of Rs 2,000, which has now been increased to Rs 20,000.